Lessons in (online) learning

Michael Shanks writes. Project: Future of Learning – [Link]Pedagogy: a personal manifesto – [Link] Let me try to cut through the avalanche of advice about online learning and summarize the essentials. Our schools and colleges have vacated their classrooms. The public high schools here in California seem to have just given up on any alternative….

the future of learning — architectural experiments

Chris Ford, Michael Bell, and Michael Shanks report. Project Urban Futures – [Link] The current COVID-19 crisis and “stay at home” policies have prompted many schools and colleges to shift to online learning and remote teaching. Educators are being forced to rethink their role in the classroom, raising old questions about how we teach and…

Palo Alto History Museum

Project: Future of the Past – [Link] This week I helped run a workshop as part of the planning and fundraising for a history museum for Palo Alto. The Board, led by Rich Green, are a very fine and dedicated group. I was a member from 2014-2016. Here’s a short video from Doug Kreitz making…

automobility past and future

Project: Future of Mobility – [Link] Cars – Accelerating the Modern World An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London Running into February 2020. The exhibition is one of the very first in a major international museum to acknowledge the extraordinary significance of the automobile, as its design, engineering, and significance evolve. There’s…